|Born||August 14, 1942|
|Alma mater||University of Tokyo|
University of Chicago
|Known for||Secretary-general of the International Telecommunication Union (1998-2006, for two periods)|
|Awards||The Grand Cordon of the Order of the Sacred Treasure (2013)|
IEEE Honorary Membership (2015)
Yoshio Utsumi (内海 善雄 Utsumi Yoshio, born August 14, 1942) was the secretary-general of the International Telecommunication Union, 1998-2006.
He worked for the Japanese Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications in various high level posts, including helping liberalize Japan's telecommunications market, serving as director-general of the ministry, and serving as first secretary of the Japanese mission to the ITU for 3 years, before he moved to the post of ITU secretary-general in 1998.
He was reelected in 2002 for a second term, but was not a candidate for reelection in 2006, since the rules of the ITU do not permit more than 2 consecutive periods as secretary-general.
Awards and honors
Awarded IEEE Honorary Membership, 2015
- ITU official biography of Utsumi
- Yoshio Utsumi honored with “The Grand Cordon of the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Japan Telecommunications Engineering and Consulting Service (JTEC)
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